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Creating A Cocktail Hour Garden

– Posted in: Garden Design
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Flowers and foliage that are white are especially noticeable as the sun goes down. Written by Guest Contributor, C.L. Fornari "It has been a difficult week. Your boss has been extremely difficult, or your clients self-centered, and your mother/best friend/spouse is clueless about how to support you. Maybe your furnace or A.C. has suddenly quit, [...]

GGW Plant Pick of The Month- Colocasia

– Posted in: Garden Plants
Colocasia esculenta 'Pink China'- 4-6' cultivar with excellent cold tolerance, hardy to zone 6 (Image courtesy of Agristarts, Inc.)

As I have addressed in previous posts, much of the attention my corporate design work (e.g. Gardens at the Bank of Springfield) receives can be attributed to my use of tropicals in the mixed border. It is unexpected to see lush tropical foliage flourishing in central Illinois. This season I have installed a truly subtropical [...]